According to Anxiety Center, ???Anxiety Disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the United States (approximately 40 million adults between the ages of 18 to 54). It's thought that this number is much higher - closer to 30 percent - as many people don't seek help, are misdiagnosed, or don't acknowledge themselves as having issues with anxiety.??? Anxiety is real, and this does not include general anxiety that is created by work, health, financial, or other concerns.
Treatments for anxiety include medication, therapy, and meditation. Acupuncture is also a natural and proven treatment that can bring real relief. According to Everyday Health, ???Acupuncture controls anxiety by affecting the part of the brain that regulates emotions; meaning it reduces anxiety naturally.??? Also, ???Compared with drug-based treatments, acupuncture has fewer side effects, works faster, and helps the body heal itself.??? Acupuncture reduces anxiety by affecting the chemicals in the brain. For example, acupuncture has been shown to release endorphins and serotonin, which stimulates feelings of calm and relaxation. This natural reaction makes acupuncture a powerful tool in relieving anxiety.
Aside from the chemical changes that acupuncture stimulates which relieves anxiety, acupuncture also realigns the body???s energy flow or qi. Poor energy flow is believed to lead to diseases and can affect the health of the body. With acupuncture, the practitioner inserts needles at certain points in the body that redirect energy flow and improves qi. This can be used for knee pain, back pain, and hip pain among a myriad of other health issues. When the symptoms of one prevailing issues is resolved in the body, it automatically affects the secondary effects of anxiety.
Acupuncture provides real and sustainable relief for anxiety. Whether it is through releasing feel good chemicals in the body that help you relax or fixing a health issue that causes anxiety, regular acupuncture can help keep anxiety in check. If you would like more information, please check out our free resource library's anxiety page!